What is the Guitar Now! Absolute Beginner’s Course?
It's a unique 12-week course that combines real "in the classroom" teaching with the support of DVDs and Audio CDs. It’s aimed at absolute beginner guitar players. The classes are group classes, and you attend class once per week. The classes are held in Room 2 of The Aylesbury Multicultural Community Centre
How long are the lessons?
The lessons are an hour long.
How much does the course cost?
The cost of each lesson works out to £25.00 per hour. The entire 12-week course costs £300.00 (You are welcome to pay 3 X £100.00 monthly instalments).
Why learn in a Group Class Environment?
- It’s Fun! The classes are really social.
- It’s cheaper! One-to- one lessons in the UK on average cost £32.00 per hour. The Guitar Now courses work out to £25.00 per hour-long lesson.
- The group dynamic – working together you achieve more, learning from each other as you go. Input from the other students often helps you improve your own playing technique.
- Learning in a group creates healthy competition – it makes you practice harder!
Who are the classes for?
The beginner's classes are for people who have never played guitar before, or those who made a false start years ago and would like to start from scratch again.
The classes are aimed at adults - for those who work in the day and can only take lessons at night.
High School students from 15 years and older are welcome to attend the classes if they're comfortable learning in an adult environment.
Do you only teach Beginners?
No. I offer the Level 2 and Level 3 courses to students who have completed the Absolute Beginner’s Course, or to new students who are slightly beyond the ABSOLUTE Beginner’s phase (i.e. you’ve been playing for 3-9 months). Let me give you an assessment to see if the Level 2 or Level 3 course is appropriate for you. Please Click on the Level 2 and Level 3 Courses tab
at the top of the page for more information.
Do I need my own guitar?
Yes, because as a beginner you need to practise at home for at least 20 minutes every day to make any progress.
What type of guitar must I bring?
You can us a Steel string or Nylon string ACOUSTIC guitar in the class. Unfortunately electric guitars, although they are great fun to play, are too loud to use in a small acoustic group environment.
I have an old guitar that's been lying around for years - will it be okay to learn on?
A badly set-up guitar can ruin your learning experience as a beginner - rather let me check it out first, to see if it’s in a playable condition!
How long have you been a guitar teacher?
Since 2000. I've taught over 700 students to play the guitar.
Do you only offer night classes?
Yes. Unfortunately I work in the daytime, so I’m only available to teach in the evening.
What do I need to bring to class?
- Your own guitar, with ALL strings attached!
- Your own Sheet Music Stand
- A Pen to make notes in your course manual
- Recommended - a guitar tuner. You can also get a tuner app for your phone.
- Optional - A Capo